Ben Simmons wants to get out of Philadelphia and is putting all the meat on the grill to make it happen as soon as possible. With his position more than clear, it remains to be seen which teams would be willing to put on the table what is demanded by the 76ers. Well, it seems that we can erase the Warriors from the equation.
In an interview with Rusty Simmons from San Francisco Chronicle, the owner of the San Francisco franchise has explained the reasons that lead him to reject the hiring of Simmons, which are both economic and sporting.
“I think we are always looking at any possibility to improve our team. We are always watching. Somehow a trade for Simmons doesn’t really fit what we’re doing. Win a lot of money and… can you finish the games? I do not know. Has a lot of talent. The problem is: We have Draymond Green and they are very similar players in the sense that neither of them really pitches and they are very involved in creating plays. That is a problem. The salary structure is another ”, sentence.
Lacob’s words are not surprising. No one doubts Simmons’ basketball level, but finding him a place in a rotation is already different. The image that has been formed about him indicates him as a player who needs a very specific context. Lacob believes that this situation does not occur in the Warriors, but that does not mean that he gives up on the team competing for everything this season.
Hopefully this year, we will compete for a championship. I think we should be in the fight. Over the next four or five years, I think we should continue on this path and have a second great decade in a row, ”he concludes.
Fine for his words
That’s how it is. Following what is established by the NBA regarding tampering, it has understood that Lacob has incurred such a fault when speaking of a player with a contract in another team in the terms previously expressed. As reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic, the fine imposed by the League reaches $ 50,000. The fact that he has spoken to rule out the signing of the Sixers player has not freed him.
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